An elementary school teacher at Garden Grove Elementary School in Simi Valley, California, has been accused of having sex with a sixth grade student (video below).
According to CBS Los Angeles, the unidentified female teacher was placed on leave from the school while police investigate the allegations.
“The relationship occurred sometime within the last four months, and we are in the process of investigating the nature of that relationship,” said Sgt. Craig Dungan of the Simi Valley Police Department.
Jay Lakhenpal, a former Garden Grove student, said his friends heard a sixth-grader brag about how he had sex with a sixth-grade teacher: “The way that kid’s background was…kinda makes it seem like they were rumors."
Parent Efrain Munoz said his son brought home a letter from the principal, which said, in part: “Steps are being taken to address allegations recently raised about inappropriate conduct by a teacher at our school. All complaints related to teacher misconduct will be responded to quickly and assertively.”
Source: CBS Los Angeles